My opening gambit this month was a get together with perfumer Francis Kukdjian, for the launch of two new fragrances by him, at 15 Bateman Street. www.franciskurkdjian.com
Francis talked me through all the natural and synthetic technicalities that led him to create Pluriel Feminin and Pluriel Masculin. By the end of the morning, I felt, I could knock up my own fragrance, if only I knew how to merge the ingredients, to pull off that dream.
A few days later, I found myself in the downstairs events room of a Heddon Street restaurant, for Gecko jewellery preview
Luckily for me, three of the designers were there Emily Newman, Hannah Trickett & Vicky Leyshon to explain each collection.
‘Never Enough’ is the album opening track that is the musical ‘all guns blazing’. It merges thundering Moroder-esque basslines with layers of Robin Simon’s effected guitars. Real drums with copious amounts of fills and Giorgio Moroder style “Haas” effect snare power the track along. The highlight however is the main keyboard riff which features boldly in the intro and chorus. The lyrics reflect a stormy and failing relationship and set the tone for a more personal approach to the song-writing on this latest Visage album.
01. Never Enough (John Bryan Widescreen Version)
02. Never Enough (Marc Mitchell Remix)
03. Never Enough (Bottin Edit)
04. Never Enough (Lasertom Version)
05. Never Enough
06. The Anvil (Live in Hoxton)
07. Never Enough (John Bryan Orchapella)
Visage are back with a brand new album titled "Hearts And Knives". The album is due for release in May 2013 and here is the tracklisting....
01 Never Enough
02 Shameless Fashion
03 She's Electric (Coming Around)
04 Hidden Sign
05 On We Go
06 Dreamer I Know
07 Lost In Static
08 I Am Watching
09 Diaries Of A Madman
10 Breathe Life